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South Korea
(7,362 words)

Taehan Min’guk (The Republic of Korea)

Demographics (United Nations)

Population

51,507,000

Area

99,000 sq. km (38,000 sq. mi)

Population density

520/sq. km (1,300/sq. mi)

Growth rate p.a.

0.36% (per 1,000: births 9, deaths 7)

Under 15 years

13%

Urban dwellers

81% (0.31% p.a.)

Largest cities

Seoul 9,963,000; Busan 3,465,000; Incheon 2,801,000; Daegu 2,199,000; Daejeon 1,566,000; plus 20 over 300,000

Languages & peoples (World Christian Dat…

Cite this page
“South Korea”, in: World Christian Encyclopedia Online, Todd M. Johnson, Gina A. Zurlo. Consulted online on 10 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2666-6855_WCEO_COM_02KOR>
First published online: 2020



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